Chapter 7

Microfluidic Components, Devices and Integrated Lab-on-a-Chip Systems

Chapter Contents

7.1 Application Fields

7.2 Microfluidic Components

7.2.1 Passive Microvalves

7.2.2 Active Microvalves

Valving by Micromechanical Actuation

7.3 Controlled Transport by Diffusion

7.4 Integration for Microfluidic Transport, Sensing and Dispensing

7.5 Lab-on-a-Chip

7.5.1 Miniaturized Particle and Cell Sorting Devices

7.5.2 Cell Cultures and Fermentation Processes on Chip

7.6 Device-to-World Connections: The MATAS Concept

7.7 From the Lab Bench to Industry: Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis

7.7.1 Is There a Need for a Microfluidic-Integrated System at the Doctor’s Surgery

7.7.2 The Technology Behind the Lithium Case

7.7.3 Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis ...

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